THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RESOURCESAT-2A -
Full Name Resource Satellite-2A Status Approved
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date Nov 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 2021
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 102 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.72 deg
Orbit Altitude 817 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 26 days
Objectives and Applications Natural resources management, agricultural applications, forestry, etc.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance AWiFS, LISS-III (Resourcesat), LISS-IV
Landscape topography AWiFS, LISS-III (Resourcesat), LISS-IV
Vegetation AWiFS, LISS-III (Resourcesat), LISS-IV
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AWiFS, LISS-III (Resourcesat), LISS-IV
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AWiFS, LISS-III (Resourcesat), LISS-IV
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AWiFS
Mission Instruments
AWiFS - Advanced Wide Field Sensor
LISS-III (Resourcesat) - Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (Resourcesat)
LISS-IV - Linear Imaging Self Scanner - IV
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